November 7th, 2014
10:47 PM ET

American woman shares cab, lands in prison after drug bust

It's a dream trip turned nightmare.

Stacey Addison is an Oregon veterinarian who quit her job to travel the world. In early September, she was in the remote country of Timore-Leste, also known as East Timor.

Woman takes wrong cab, winds up in prison

She was sharing a cab with a man who stopped to pick up a package containing drugs.

Now, Addison is sitting in a Timorese prison, a place she could be for another year, even though she hasn't been charged with a crime.

Susan Candiotti has the story.

Filed under: Crime • Justice • News
November 7th, 2014
10:16 PM ET

Surveillance video changing how police catch criminals

Delvin Barnes, the man believed to be caught on video abducting a Philadelphia woman, is now on suicide watch at a Virginia jail, where he's facing charges in a different case.

Barnes is accused of abducting Carlesha Freeland Gaither on Sunday night. The whole terrifying incident was caught on video. It's the video that might have saved Freeland-Gaither's life. In it are clues that led police straight to Delvin Barnes.

Surveillance videos like the one used in the Philadelphia abduction case have become one of the best tools police have to catch criminals.

CNN's Kyung Lah has more.

Filed under: Crime • Justice • News
November 7th, 2014
09:28 PM ET

Obama doubles U.S. troop levels in Iraq

The United States is doubling the number of troops on the ground in Iraq. The Pentagon said Friday it's sending up to 1,500 to help Iraqi troops who continue to struggle against ISIS with large sections of the country under militant control.

The Pentagon spokesman insisted to CNN that this latest ramp up is not mission creep.

"It's not mission creep at all," Rear Admiral John Kirby said. "Mission creep is when the mission changes or morphs into something that it didn't originally start out to be. This is very much in keeping with the missions that we have been performing in Iraq since June."

So if it's not mission creep, then what?

In June, President Barack Obama sent 300 advisers to Iraq. In September, he laid out a limited military engagement against ISIS with a pledge that it would not involve American troops fighting on the ground.

U.S. officials insist the troops are in a non combat role, but with the additional troop numbers there will be some 3,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq - on the ground and in harm's way.

In interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Democratic Congressman John Garamendi, who is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee says Congress was informed about the additional troop deployment.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News
November 7th, 2014
09:08 PM ET

Longtime U.S. diplomat under federal counterintelligence probe

(CNN) - FBI agents searched the home of veteran diplomat and Pakistan expert Ambassador Robin Raphel in October as part of a counterintelligence investigation, three U.S. government officials told CNN.

As part of the investigation, Raphel's State Department office was searched and sealed, two of the officials said. It's unclear whether she is the target of the investigation, or what agents were searching for. The officials said it is an ongoing investigation and no charges have been filed.


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Filed under: International • News • Pakistan
November 7th, 2014
08:57 PM ET

Navy SEAL who claims he killed Osama bin Laden under attack

The Navy SEAL who says he fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden is at the center of new attacks from his former comrades.

Other SEALS are now disputing Robert O'Neill's version of events that he was the man who shot the al Qaeda leader three times in the head during the raid on bin Laden's compound.

Tom Foreman has more.

Filed under: News